Develop food products that support healthy ageing

Nutritional needs change with age. Extra attention should be paid to adequate intake of protein, as it helps maintain muscle mass and bone health. The diet of elderly persons must be varied to support well-being and functionality—in other words, to enhance their quality of life. Changes in the sense of taste and smell mean that food products for the elderly need to taste especially good. With Valio’s high protein nutritional ingredients and recipe expertise, you can develop nutritious and delicious food products that support healthy ageing.

Valio’s high-quality lactose free solutions and functional ingredients help you produce delicious, lactose free opportunities for digestive comfort. Stomach problems may increase with older age. Free from properties, like lactose free, could reduce gastro-intestinal discomfort related to lactose sensitive stomachs. Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders help you do that, as they contain less than 0.1% of lactose and no gluten. They also have a high protein and mineral concentration which support good nutrition for healthy ageing.

As we age, we start to lose bone mass and density. Mineral intake is an essential part to sustain bone health as well, with calcium being a crucial building block of bone tissue. Valio’s functional dairy ingredients, such as Valio Eila® NUTRI F+ lactose free formulated milk protein powder, add valuable minerals in your products which help maintain normal bone mass and density.

  • Calcium naturally found in milk ingredients helps to reduce the loss of bone mineral in post-menopausal women 50 years and older. Low bone mineral density is a risk factor for osteoporotic bone fractures. The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of at least 1 200 mg of calcium from all sources.
  • Calcium supports the maintenance of normal bones
  • Phosphorus aids in the upkeep of normal bones
  • Protein helps care for normal bones
The protein in milk is of a high quality and has excellent nutritional value.

High quality proteins help maintain strength and activity for older adults

As we get older our muscles need special attention to stay active and strong. Protein contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass and normal bones. You can increase the protein composition of your products with high-quality dairy proteins and other nutrients essential for maintaining strength and activity. The protein in milk is of a high quality and has excellent nutritional value, with Valio Eila® NUTRI F+ lactose free formulated milk protein powder providing you with huge potential for product development.

We offer our industry-proven and market-tested solutions for a wide range of applications for the ageing population, such as in dairy, beverages, confectionery, and ready meals.

Make products with natural health and wellness benefits

Valio’s clean and pure ingredients help you create products that meet the specific needs of the elderly – whether it means digestive comfort without lactose, providing minerals to maintain bone health or protein to support their muscles. But natural dairy ingredients can also help you make products that will have a good taste and pleasant texture to support the appetite of the elderly. This also have a significant and important impact on the enjoyment of food and intake of nutrients.

With higher nutritional values offered by solutions like Valio Eila® NUTRI F+ lactose free formulated milk protein powder, you can create products that contain nutrients to support the normal functions of the human body:

Blood and circulation

  • Calcium contributes to normal clotting of blood.
  • Vitamin B2 maintains normal red blood cells.
  • Vitamin B12 contributes to normal red blood cell formation.
  • Potassium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure

Nervous system

  • Potassium, vitamin B2 and vitamin B12 contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system.
  • Iodine contributes to normal cognitive function
  • Immune system
  • Vitamin B12 aids the normal functioning of the immune system.

Skin health

  • Iodine helps in the maintenance of normal healthy skin.
  • Vitamin B2 contributes to the maintenance of normal healthy skin and mucous membranes.

Industrial ingredients for your products for the ageing

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